Edgefield County, SC

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2020 Population
27,021
0.349% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43
0.233% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.2%
6.21% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,491
6.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$132,600
2.55% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Edgefield County, SC had a population of 27k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $52,491. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Edgefield County, SC grew from 26,927 to 27,021, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $49,127 to $52,491, a 6.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Edgefield County, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (34.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), Other (Hispanic) (1.97%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%).

None of the households in Edgefield County, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Edgefield County, SC are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Edgefield County, SC was $132,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Edgefield County, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgefield County, SC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Edgefield County, SC is home to a population of 27k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.69% of Edgefield County, SC residents were born outside of the country (997 people).

In 2020, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Edgefield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 992 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
96.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Edgefield County, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Edgefield County, SC was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Edgefield County, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.4k ± 59
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.42k ± 170
  3. White (Hispanic)
    992 ± 319
6.04%
Hispanic Population
1.63k people

In 2020, there were 1.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.4k people) in Edgefield County, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.42k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 992 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.04% of the people in Edgefield County, SC are hispanic (1.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Edgefield County, SC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.69%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
997 people
4.31%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.16k people

As of 2020, 3.69% of Edgefield County, SC residents (997 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Edgefield County, SC was 4.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    736 ± 151
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    544 ± 163
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    273 ± 110

Edgefield County, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Edgefield County, SC employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Edgefield County, SC are Manufacturing (1,582 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($80,750), Utilities ($79,394), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,721).

Occupations

10.8k
2020 Value
± 810
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Edgefield County, SC grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 10.6k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgefield County, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,395 people), Production Occupations (1,142 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (948 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Edgefield County, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.8k
2020 Value
± 810
2.1%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Edgefield County, SC grew at a rate of 2.1%, from 10.6k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgefield County, SC, are Manufacturing (1,582 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,364 people), and Retail Trade (1,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Edgefield County, SC, though some of these residents may live in Edgefield County, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,628
Median earning men ± $3,354
$30,555
Median earning women ± $1,956

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($200,368), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,030), and Public Administration ($66,397).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($43,906), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,250), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($40,589).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 88
    Manufacturing
  2. 73
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 72
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $38.2B
  2. $32.1B
  3. $26.9B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $38.2B, followed by Plastics/rubber ($32.1B) and Machinery ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$285B
2020 Value in South Carolina
$613B
Projected 2050 Value in South Carolina
115% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Carolina trade was $285B. This is expected to increase 115% to $613B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $30.1B
  2. $22.4B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $30.1B, followed by Georgia with $22.4B and Texas and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Edgefield County, SC went to Donald J. Trump with 61.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.902%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.689% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.19M), Some college (911k), and Bachelors Degree (677k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Edgefield County, SC was $132,600 in 2020, which is 0.577 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $129,300 to $132,600, a 2.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgefield County, SC is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Edgefield County, SC have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Edgefield County, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Edgefield County, SC is $52,491. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Edgefield County, SC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $82,650, followed by Census Tract 9702.01 and Census Tract 9705.01, with respective values of $55,560 and $54,948.

Property

$132,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$21,952
$6,953
Median Property Taxes
±$535

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Edgefield County, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Edgefield County, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2020
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.8% of the housing units in Edgefield County, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9705.02
  2. Census Tract 9702.01
  3. Census Tract 9705.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgefield County, SC was Census Tract 9705.02 with a value of $82,650, followed by Census Tract 9702.01 and Census Tract 9705.01, with respective values of $55,560 and $54,948.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Edgefield County, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,491
Median Household Income
± $4,943
9.17k
Number of Households
± 657

In 2020, the median household income of the 9.17k households in Edgefield County, SC grew to $52,491 from the previous year's value of $49,127.

The following chart displays the households in Edgefield County, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Edgefield County, SC is from South Carolina.
0.462
2020 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2020, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.55%)

In 2020, 83.2% of workers in Edgefield County, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who worked at home (3.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgefield County, SC have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Edgefield County, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Edgefield County, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Edgefield County, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgefield County, SC (3.74k out of 24.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Edgefield County, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.1% of the population of Edgefield County, SC has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 2.17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in South Carolina was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Edgefield County, SC see 2705 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.8% decrease from the previous year (2966 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3894 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1704 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in South Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,705 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Edgefield County, SC

Primary care physicians in Edgefield County, SC see an average of 2,705 patients per year. This represents a 8.8% decrease from the previous year (2,966 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Edgefield County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of South Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.85%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
14.3%
Medicaid
14.4%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgefield County, SC declined by 0.877% from 8.93% to 8.85%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56 in Edgefield County, SC.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38% in Edgefield County, SC.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.6% in Edgefield County, SC.

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